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Friday, December 4, 2020
Trump Approves Funding for Hawaii National Guard COVID Relief
By News Release @ 3:12 AM :: 1899 Views :: Military, COVID-19

... funding that will allow the Hawai‘i National Guard to continue with COVID-19 assistance across the state through March 31, 2021 ....

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Thursday, December 3, 2020
HSTA Solution for Budget Cuts: 'Eliminate Standardized Testing'
By Video @ 12:06 AM :: 2478 Views :: Education K-12, Labor, COVID-19

...Yes, HSTA is a one-note band ....

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Wednesday, December 2, 2020
Long Term Care: Hawaii Costs Soaring Faster
By News Release @ 2:35 PM :: 2406 Views :: Health Care, Cost of Living, COVID-19

... Increase in Long Term Care Costs in Hawaii Surpass National Trends; COVID-19 Pressures Future Costs ....

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Tuesday, December 1, 2020
Ballard: 'Multiple Investigations' into HPD COVID OT Abuse
By News Release @ 2:50 AM :: 2265 Views :: Honolulu County, Police, COVID-19

... we have opened multiple investigations, and those who violated laws or administrative policies will be disciplined appropriately ....

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Tuesday, December 1, 2020
House Leaders: Safe Travels Ain't Broke, Don't Fix It
By News Release @ 2:39 AM :: 2452 Views :: Small Business, Tourism, COVID-19

... Business leaders, legislators urge Gov. Ige to walk back changes to travel plan ....

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Tuesday, December 1, 2020
Hawaii Commercial Rent Survey Goes National
By News Release @ 1:55 AM :: 1785 Views :: Small Business, COVID-19

... NCRS will analyze the hardship the business community across the country is facing and the impact commercial rent is having on their operations heading into 2021 ....

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Monday, November 30, 2020
State to Pay 50 'Remote Workers' to Move to Hawaii
By News Release @ 5:34 PM :: 7223 Views :: Tourism, COVID-19

...50 Remote Workers Will Be Accepted into the First Cohort of the Program and Receive a Free Round Trip Ticket to Hawai‘i....

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Saturday, November 28, 2020
Ige Approves -- Kauai to Opt-out of Tourism Reopening
By News Release @ 12:33 AM :: 2821 Views :: Kauai County, Tourism, COVID-19

...Effective Dec. 2 at 12:01 a.m., all transpacific and intercounty travelers arriving in Kaua‘i are subject to the 14-day quarantine regardless of testing....

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Friday, November 27, 2020
Drive-Thru City Lights -- Opens December 9
By News Release @ 6:31 PM :: 2080 Views :: Honolulu County, COVID-19

... The annual Honolulu City Lights will look different this year ....

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Wednesday, November 25, 2020
Unemployment Tax Blues
By Video @ 10:31 PM :: 2987 Views :: Economy, Small Business, Taxes, COVID-19

...the looming massive increase in the state’s unemployment insurance tax....

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Wednesday, November 25, 2020
27 fewer deaths on Hawaii roads compared to 2019
By News Release @ 10:19 PM :: 1989 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, COVID-19

... However, traffic volumes, or the amount of vehicle trips on the roads, has also been greatly decreased ....

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Wednesday, November 25, 2020
UH, FEMA Study Public Attitudes Towards COVID Emergency Measures
By News Release @ 4:08 AM :: 1516 Views :: COVID-19

... survey on attitudes towards protective actions for the COVID-19 pandemic ....

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Tuesday, November 24, 2020
Ige issues 16th COVID-19 emergency proclamation
By News Release @ 9:49 PM :: 2741 Views :: Law Enforcement, Tourism, COVID-19

...tightening restrictions for trans-Pacific travelers heading to Hawai‘i....

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Tuesday, November 24, 2020
October: Tourism Down 90.4%
By News Release @ 4:58 PM :: 2254 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Tourism, COVID-19

... slightly more travelers arrived in Hawaii than in previous months, when testing was not an option ....

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Monday, November 23, 2020
VIDEO: COVID patient left to sleep on bench after quarantine mix up
By Video @ 1:59 AM :: 2744 Views :: COVID-19

... the retired Honolulu Police Department captain said the way he was treated by Department of Health officials during his 14-day quarantine on Oahu was much worse than the disease itself ....

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Sunday, November 22, 2020
​Standardless Spending, Part 2?
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 2221 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, COVID-19

...B&F basically told the departments, “Here’s your money. Go spend it.”....

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Saturday, November 21, 2020
COVID: UH, OHA head different NHPI projects
By News Release @ 3:42 PM :: 2397 Views :: Higher Education, OHA, COVID-19

...OHA touts NHPI Collective -- but completely different group gets funding from NIH, announced by UH JABSOM and Schatz’ office....

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Saturday, November 21, 2020
City Claims CARES Act Spending on Track
By News Release @ 2:40 PM :: 2137 Views :: Honolulu County, COVID-19

... $54M uncommitted, and $173M unspent ....

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Friday, November 20, 2020
UH to Continue Online for Spring Semester
By News Release @ 4:52 PM :: 1757 Views :: Higher Education, COVID-19

...Especially with recent news of successes in COVID-19 vaccine development, I think we are all looking forward to better times ahead in 2021....

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Friday, November 20, 2020
And the hits just keep on coming!
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:46 PM :: 2525 Views :: Small Business, Taxes, COVID-19

...When businesses across the state are fighting for their lives, the state is about to levy an enormous hike in the unemployment tax.... 

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Friday, November 20, 2020
Ige "COVID-19 testing results must be in hand prior to departure"
By News Release @ 11:04 AM :: 1945 Views :: Tourism, COVID-19

...If test results are not available before boarding the final leg of the trip, the traveler must quarantine for 14 days or the length of the stay, whichever is shorter....

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Thursday, November 19, 2020
‘A massive tidal wave is going to hit Hawaii businesses next year’
By Video @ 12:24 PM :: 3400 Views :: Economy, Small Business, COVID-19

“Just when you thought we’re sort of getting back to some system of normalcy — not the case!”

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Monday, November 16, 2020
Resources: Unemployment Running Out?
By News Release @ 11:03 PM :: 1698 Views :: COVID-19

...The following is a list of resources that may be available to you....

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Monday, November 16, 2020
Ige: "All persons in the State shall wear a face covering over their nose and mouth when in public."
By News Release @ 11:00 PM :: 2027 Views :: COVID-19

...People who don’t wear a mask in most public settings still face a $5,000 fine or up to a year in jail....

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Monday, November 16, 2020
COVID Count 95 new cases out of 4,879 tests
By News Release @ 6:58 PM :: 1345 Views :: COVID-19

... no new deaths, 1 new hospitalization, 2.0% positive ....

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Monday, November 16, 2020
32,000 New Restaurant Cards go to PUA
By News Release @ 5:03 PM :: 2688 Views :: Economy, COVID-19

...32,000 eligible PUA individuals will receive a preloaded, prepaid card containing $500 in the mail beginning November 20....

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Monday, November 16, 2020
State unemployment tax slated to automatically triple in 2021
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:52 AM :: 3825 Views :: Economy, Hawaii State Government, Labor, Small Business, COVID-19

...Failure to address the legally required increase could discourage employers from hiring back employees after the lockdowns....

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Sunday, November 15, 2020
COVID Aviation: Long Flight Back to DC for American Samoa Rep Aumua Amata
By News Release @ 10:22 PM :: 1747 Views :: Congressional Delegation, COVID-19

... PPG - AKL - ICN - JFK - DCA ....  

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Saturday, November 14, 2020
COVID Count 108 new cases out of 5,318 tests
By News Release @ 9:04 PM :: 1401 Views :: COVID-19

... no new deaths, 15 new hospitalizations, 2.0% positive ....

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Saturday, November 14, 2020
Today is your lucky day!
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:53 PM :: 1881 Views :: Economy, COVID-19

... to get right to the heart of what it means to have a healthy economy ....

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Friday, November 13, 2020
COVID Count 110 New Cases out of 4,860 tests
By @ 11:59 PM :: 1333 Views :: COVID-19

... no new deaths, 7 new hospitalizations, 2.3% positive ....

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Friday, November 13, 2020
Federal aid is not the cure
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:09 PM :: 2027 Views :: Economy, COVID-19

...to bail out Hawaii's politicians at the local level, who have been doing little during our prolonged coronavirus lockdowns to trim the state's extravagant spending, despite the collapse of the state's private sector and evaporation of its tax stream....

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Friday, November 13, 2020
DoH Changes the way it reports COVID Numbers
By News Release @ 1:00 PM :: 3401 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, COVID-19

... Data window shift on Sunday will adjust daily reporting schedule ....

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Friday, November 13, 2020
DoTax: Collections Down, Down, Down
By News Release @ 12:08 AM :: 2350 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes, COVID-19

...GET down by 25.1%...TAT down by 92.8%....

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Thursday, November 12, 2020
COVID Count: 97 new cases out of 4,862 tests
By News Release @ 10:22 PM :: 1456 Views :: COVID-19

... no new deaths, 2 new hospitalizations, 2.0% positive ....

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Wednesday, November 11, 2020
COVID Count: 118 new cases out of 5,223 tests
By News Release @ 11:52 PM :: 1306 Views :: COVID-19

... no new deaths, no new hospitalizations, 2.3% positive ....

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Tuesday, November 10, 2020
COVID Count: 78 new cases out of 4,844 tests
By News Release @ 10:28 PM :: 1271 Views :: COVID-19

... 20 more hospitalized, 1 new death, 2.5% positive ....

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Monday, November 9, 2020
Hawaii's economy after the lockdowns
By Video @ 10:31 PM :: 1870 Views :: Economy, COVID-19

...As lockdowns are gradually lifted, what is the pathway to restoring Hawaii's economy?....

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Monday, November 9, 2020
COVID Count 64 new cases
By News Release @ 10:02 PM :: 1871 Views :: COVID-19

...no new hospitalizations, no new deaths, 2.5% positive....

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Monday, November 9, 2020
“Pasefika Su‘i Fefiloi” Virtual Concert for COVID Relief
By News Release @ 2:52 PM :: 1553 Views :: COVID-19

... “Pasefika Su‘i Fefiloi” Virtual Concert is on November 21, 2020 with all-stars Rebel SoulJahz, Josh Tatofi, Kapena, John Akapo, Kelandy and Da Braddahs. It will be live-streamed on Facebook, Instagram and Youtube ....

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Monday, November 9, 2020
Pfizer Announces COVID Vaccination 90% Effective
By News Release @ 1:32 PM :: 1429 Views :: COVID-19

...A ‘trusted’ vaccine is one perceived as not being part of Trump’s re-election plan....

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Sunday, November 8, 2020
COVID Count 128 new cases
By News Release @ 11:06 PM :: 1619 Views :: COVID-19

...4 more hospitalized, 1 new death, 2.5% positive....

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Saturday, November 7, 2020
How HSTA Won ‘Work’ from Home at Kapolei HS
By News Release @ 9:37 PM :: 2271 Views :: Education K-12, Labor, COVID-19

...teleworking for all staff, effective Wednesday, Nov. 4 through Wednesday, Nov. 11, with school facilities expected to reopen Nov. 12....

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Saturday, November 7, 2020
COVID Count: 128 new cases out of 6,147 tests
By News Release @ 9:29 PM :: 1451 Views :: COVID-19

... Required Hospitalization up 10, 1 New Death, Active Cases up 39 ....

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Friday, November 6, 2020
COVID Count 122 new cases out of 4,292 tests
By News Release @ 11:41 PM :: 1402 Views :: COVID-19

...2.8% positive....

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Friday, November 6, 2020
Hawaii AP Exams: Elite Students do Better, Others Fail--DoE Calls This 'Progress'
By News Release @ 10:02 PM :: 2366 Views :: Education K-12, COVID-19

...16% decrease in the number of students taking the exam and exams taken during the pandemic....

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Thursday, November 5, 2020
COVID Count 100 new cases
By News Release @ 10:22 PM :: 1561 Views :: COVID-19

... 13 new hospitalizations, no new deaths, 2.3% positive ....

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Wednesday, November 4, 2020
COVID Count: 156 new cases
By News Release @ 9:40 PM :: 1415 Views :: COVID-19

... 1 new hospitalization, no new deaths ....

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Wednesday, November 4, 2020
COVID Test Results from Arizona Prison
By News Release @ 4:22 AM :: 2093 Views :: Law Enforcement, COVID-19

...The total number of Hawai‘i inmates in medical isolation at Saguaro with active positive COVID-19 cases is 378. There are six (6) inmates in the hospital....

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Wednesday, November 4, 2020
Post Arrival Tests Show Less than 1 in 1,000 Tourists Positive
By News Release @ 1:29 AM :: 1845 Views :: Tourism, COVID-19

...10 confirmed positives out of 11,027 tests conducted for a positivity rate of .091%....

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